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Why is CLP for me?


There are three (3) components to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation’s College Awareness & Leadership Program. Together, CLF & CLP encourages students to apply to higher education while giving them the tools necessary for college acceptance and potential scholarship.








I. Prep. Courses for High School students: SAT, Math, & English.

II. Prep. Courses for Middle School students: State wide competitons MathCounts, Robotics and Science Olympiad

III. Academic Programs: Advance placement practice / test prep.


I. Motivate Students: topics are provided to CLP participants & individual presentations to peers & mentors are made upon completion of relevant research of given topic(s).

II. Quarterly Leadership Seminars: Community Leaders, Elected / Public Officials, Corporate Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs.

III. Internship Programs: Experienced members of CLP become “Big Brothers & Big Sisters” to younger peers new to programs of CLP to ensure longevity of program and consistently high standards, participation, and commitment.



I. Overnight, Weekend Camps: CLP students participate in extracurricular activities including accommodations at some of Maryland’s State Parks where activities include outdoor sports, swimming, camping, kayaking, fishing, biking, archery, etc.

II. Educational Field Trips near and far: Ivy League schools, colleges, and universities

III. Probably the most prestigious challenge and exciting opportunity open to all CLP students is the United States Congressional Award.



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Congressional Award

The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds; young people may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities before their 24th birthday. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace – on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program.


Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.


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